Brain to Market Summer school 2017
The Brain to Market Summer School is a programme that combines translational neuroscience and entrepreneurship training in a boot-camp format. At the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle épinière (Paris, France), a 5 days school with neuroscience and entrepreneurship courses (all in English) are offered to researchers and engineers from both national and international origins. The Brain to Market Summer School is an executive education programme that will leave participants with a new mind-set and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patients, research, development and health care systems.
This summer school is addressed to scientists (PhD, Post-doc, MD), Engineers, and Executives. Note that there is a selection process for admission based on motivation and background.
The first day, the scientific topic is introduced through lectures about the disease by all the care workflow (researchers, clinicians, paramedical staff). The goal of this day is to highlight the main disease challenges and pave the way for the project thinking.
The second and third day, the basis of marketing, business, health economy, ethic and regulatory aspects are provided by actors of the Health and Wellbeing Business Community examples (companies, patients, regulators professionals).
During three days, the participants work in teams of five on projects, while a coach works with participants to help them pitch their ideas. The projects are presented and reviewed by a panel of experts.
Working in multidisciplinary teams, the aim of the working groups is to develop a valuable proposal and improve their knowledge transferable from research to business and vice versa.